The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced a special meeting to be held to discuss selling Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a minimum starting bid of $60 million. This comes after heightened acrimony between the supervisors and the d-backs over improvements requested by the team for the stadium. Rebekah Sanders, a reporter for the Arizona Republic who covers county issues, will tell us more.
The state legislature passed numerous laws affecting businesses in our state, including laws regarding the sale of puppies and wine. Alexis Glascock, an attorney with Fennemore Craig, will tell us more about the new laws.
The East Valley Tribune and the Ahwatukee Foothills News have been purchased by Steve Strickbine, CEO of Times Media Group, a local company which has several other publications. Strickbine, who says he bought the publications to “make two really solid papers even better,” will talk about his plans for the newspapers.
As the Phoenix Coyotes try to advance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, an ownership group is attempting to buy the team from the NHL and keep it in Arizona. Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal has the latest developments in this story.
The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.
Copper theft is becoming a bigger problem in Arizona as drug users sell the metal to get money for their fixes. Representative Jerry Weiers has sponsored a bill that aims to reduce the problem by requiring I.D. when selling copper and checks or money orders mailed to the seller instead of cash at time of sale. Weiers will talk about his bill.
HORIZON's "Housing Arizona" special offers an in-depth look at the Valley's housing boom. Find out what's causing the market to grow and who's buying. The latest home sale prices are impacting families who are struggling to afford a home. The housing market drives our state's economy in many ways. We profile an Arizona-based company that both benefits from and contributes to Arizona's housing industry. What happens if the so-called housing bubble bursts? How will it affect home sales and the rest of our economy?
Phoenix officials have formed a task force to fight the prevalence of methamphetamine in the Valley. Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot joins Michael Grant to discuss potential ordinances to restrict the sale of pseudoephedrine, the primary ingredient used to make meth.
Lawmakers approved harsher penalties for the sale and manufacture of methamphetamines. They also limited access to some over the counter drugs used to make crystal meth. We'll look at what the new laws will do.